Casitas of Arroyo Grande | Area Guide
Situated on a 7-acre estate, The Casitas of Arroyo Grande Bed and Breakfast overlooks Central Coast vineyards and hillside. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, The Casitas is close to San Luis Obispo , Pismo Beach and other Central Coast landmarks. Guests can decide on wine tasting (over 15 wineries are within a 15-minute drive), a day at the beach or a trip to nearby Hearst Castle. Among the amenities The Casitas offer guests are an in-room fireplace, private deck, HDTV, Bose radio with iPod connection, Ralph Lauren bedding, free WiFi and a compact refrigerator/freezer.
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Farmer’s Markets

Arroyo Grande – Wednesday & Saturday
Atascadero – Wednesday (two locations)
Avila Beach – Friday (April – Sept)
Cambria – Friday
Cayucos – Friday (June – Aug)
Grover Beach – Sunday (June – Sept)
Los Osos/Baywood Park – Monday
Morro Bay – Thrusday/Saturday
Nipomo – Sunday
Paso Robles – Tuesday & Saturday
Pismo Beach – Tuesday & Wednesday
San Luis Obispo – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Templeton – Saturday

Ongoing Events

Art After Dark SLO (SLO): 1st Fri of Month
Art After Dark Paso Robles
– (Paso Robles): 1st Sat of Month Bike Night
– (SLO): 1st Thurs of Month

Embarcadero Art Walk (Morro Bay): 2nd Fri of Month
Art In The Park (Pismo Beach) : 1st Sun of Month (May‐Nov)
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Tour (San Simeon): Tue, Thurs
Sat Port San Luis Lighthouse Tour (AB): Wed, Sat
Art on the Beach (Avila Beach): Sat (June‐Oct.)
Walk in Elfin Forest (Los Osos): 3rd Sat
Whale Watching (SLOC): Dec ‐ Jun
Monarch Butterfly Grove (Pismo Beach): Nov ‐ Feb
Elephant Seals (San Simeon): Dec ‐ Feb
Wildflowers (Carrizo Plains): Mar ‐ May

Hearst Castle Tours (800) 444‐4445
Charles Paddock Zoo (805) 461‐5080

The San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau

For more tours including food, wine, horseback, zip lining, hot air balloon and other ongoing activities please visit

The San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau is the best source for what is happening in all of San Luis Obispo county.

Check out their list at to see current and upcoming events!

Local Information

To help you plan your trip to Arroyo Grande and the Central Coast,

we’ve collected some links to get you started…

The City of Arroyo Grande
The official website for the city of Arroyo Grande.

The Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1961, the Chamber is committed to developing and maintaining a vital and thriving economy in the Arroyo Grande Valley. A 13-member Board of Directors and professional staff supports and educates its members through networking opportunities, business workshops and promotional programs. The site has a wealth of information about the area.

The Village of Arroyo Grande
The Historic Village of Arroyo Grande, Home of the Strawberry & Harvest Festival, Farmer’s Market, Dining, Shopping, Lodging, Real Estate, on the Central Coast.

San Luis Obispo County
Arroyo Grande is a distinctive village, part of California wine country in south San Luis Obispo County, just east of the Pacific Ocean. Arroyo Grande boasts delightful village shopping at a human scale, with fine dining and events like the annual Strawberry Festival and Harvest Festival

Central Coast Wineries

The California Central Coast boasts some of the countries finest wineries.

The Casitas of Arroyo Grande is beautifully situated for visiting dozens of wineries for tastings.

SLO Coast Wine
The San Louis Obispo Vintners Association. Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the SLO (that’s what we locals call it) wine region is comprised of three pristine viticulture areas: the Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley and Avila Valley. Our small, mostly family-owned wineries are well known for their hand-crafted bottlings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Zinfandel and more.

Apellation America
Arroyo Grande Valley wine grape growing region with resident Arroyo Grande wineries & vineyards, grape varieties, and wine list with award winning wines.

Talley Vineyards (1.8 miles)
Estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The goal at Talley Vineyards is to produce estate grown chardonnay and pinot noir wines of uncompromising quality that best reflect the unique characteristics of each of the Talley family’s five South Central Coast vineyards.

Kynsi Winery (4.8 miles)
Kynsi is a small family winery located in the temperate Edna Valley Appellation of San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California. Don and Gwen Othman, the winemaker/proprietors, focus on producing vineyard designated wines, sourcing their grapes from select coastal vineyards. Kynsi’s passion for quality from the vineyard to the bottle is manifested in lush, generously complex, elegantly balanced wines that reflect distinctive terrior and varietal character.

Wolff Vineyards (6.3 miles)
Producers of find Edna Valley Estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Teroldego, Syrah, Petit Syrah and Riesling. “Our own very-limited production is hand-crafted using traditional Burgundian wine-making methods. French new oak, barrel fermentation, sur lie and batonnage are a few of the techniques applied to our wines,” according to Jean-Pierre Wolff, winemaker.

Saucelito Canyon Vineyard (6.6 miles)
Nestled in the rugged terrain of the upper Arroyo Grande Valley, Saucelito Canyon Vineyard specializes in estate-grown Zinfandel crafted from old vines planted in 1880. A passion for traditional hands-on winemaking ensures that each wine represents an authentic expression of the estate vineyard and its unique microclimate.

Baileyana (6.8 miles)
Baileyana crafts wines that are in the old world tradition, yet they create completely modern wines that go beyond the new world standard. Baileyana combines the best of both worlds, old and new, with estate Grand Firepeak Cuvées of concentrated flavors and balanced acidity.

Claiborne & Churchill (6.8 miles)
Claiborne & Churchill is a small, family owned and operated winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside San Luis Obispo, California. Inspired by the wines of Alsace, they specialize in premium dry wines made from Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris grapes, as well as handcrafted Pinot Noir from several nearby vineyards. They also produce small lots of other wines, including a Dry Muscat, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Brut Rose, and a Port-style wine.

Tangent (6.8 miles)
Offering fresh, crisp and vibrant wines of true varietal character, tangent is the first California winery to focus solely on alternative white wines. This concept was conceived by John Niven and Michael Blaney, the third grape-growing generation of the Edna Valley Niven family. tangent wines are made primarily from grapes grown in the Central Coast, where Niven and Blaney live and breathe.

Edna Valley Vineyard (7 miles)
Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Edna Valley Vineyard has one of the longest and coolest growing seasons in California. Its location in one of the state’s few east/west-oriented valleys allows nighttime coastal fog to move inland, cooling the grapes after a long day in the sunlight, so that they slowly mature while retaining sufficient acidity. The vineyard?s unique site consists of layers of clay and volcanic rock over ancient ocean subsoil.

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery (7.7 miles)
Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery was established to create and promote a singular portfolio of Burgundian-style and méthode champenoise sparkling wines that reflect the terroir of the Arroyo Grande appellation and the typicity of each of our varietals. Their wines transcend Old World and New World techniques, recognizing and utilizing the virtues of both.

Tolosa Winery (8.6 miles)
Tolosa’s sustainably farmed vineyards are located in the coastal hills of San Luis Obispo. Their goal is to create elegant, balanced wines that are true to varietal character and expressive of the cooling ocean breezes, and long growing season that define their site.

Sextant Wines (12.5 miles)
Sextant Wines is devoted to expanding the horizons of the Paso Robles wine country by utilizing the unmatchable terroir with old world varietal selections. This allows them to grow grapes to their optimal maturity, creating wines of supreme quality.

Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards (15.1 miles)
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room is located in beautiful See Canyon in the heart of the scenic Central Coast of California. It is a picturesque area located minutes from the beach and nestled among ancient oak trees and babbling creeks. From the award winning Apple Chardonnay, made from their very own See Canyon apples to their simply awesome Pinot Noir, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety they have to offer.

Central Coast Golf

We’re amazed by how many great golf courses are nearby, and we think you will be too!

Cypress Ridge Golf Club (8.1 miles)
Cypress Ridge Golf Club is designed by PGA tour winner Peter Jacobson.  Golf instruction packages are also available from the pros at this 4.5 star (out of 5) facility. What’s more fun than improving your game and staying at The Casitas? Nothing. Call or write for details.

Black Lake Golf Resort (11.1 Miles)
Fresh air. Crystal blue skies. Radiant sunshine. Dark oak woodlands and bright flowers. Welcome to Blacklake! Nestled among 421 acres of lush California countryside on the Central Coast, Blacklake embraces a natural beauty and intimacy all its own. Along with its luxurious living and abundant recreation, Blacklake has everything you’ve been looking for.

Monarch Dunes Golf Club (12.1 miles)
Monarch Dunes is located along the Central California Coast, just south of San Luis Obispo in Nipomo, CA. Monarch Dunes features both the award-winning championship “Old Course” as well as the newly opened 12-hole Challenge Course, both designed by Damian Pascuzzo & Steve Pate. Both courses were uniquely created to test your skills and tempt your senses.

Avila Beach Golf Resort (14.5 miles)
The Avila Beach Golf Resort a seaside resort located on the Central Coast of California 3 miles off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Nestled in the surrounding hills and on the bay, the resort includes a par 71, 6500-yard championship course. The front nine is situated within oak-lined valleys. The back nine transverses a tidal estuary. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy the challenge of this scenic course.

Dairy Creek Golf Course (26.4 miles)
Dairy Creek Golf Course is the newest of the three courses operated by the County of San Luis Obispo. Strung “links-like” on El Chorro Regional Park land just east of Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, it boasts some incredible elevation changes, forced carries over water and rocky arroyos. The bentgrass greens will put the steadiest stroke to the test. Add tricky sea breezes whipping around nearby Hollister Peak and suddenly you’ve got a 6,548-yard course to be reckoned with.

Sea Pines Golf Resort (27.6 miles)
Sea Pines Golf Resort is nestled among grand old pine, cypress and eucalyptus trees at the southern tip of Morro Bay, and is bordered by ocean dunes, bay views, picturesque Montaña de Oro State Park and the charming villages of Los Osos and Baywood Park.

Morro Bay Golf Course (31.7 miles)
The number one “must play” golf course on the central coast, Morro Bay is a favorite among seniors, juniors and anyone who wants to feel they’re playing a Pebble Beach-like track at a fraction of the cost. On a clear day, the tree lined fairways and ocean views are stunning, so bring your camera! Situated inside Morro Bay State Park and Estuary the course is located just 12 miles Northwest of San Luis Obispo, California along Highway 1.

Chalk Mountain Golf Course (35 miles)
Located in Atascadero, Chalk Mountain Golf Course is one of the areas premier golf destinations. First opened in 1980, the golf course is situated amongst ancient and mature oak trees, sweeping hills, and a meandering creek. Chalk Mountain is a fun and challenging course for all levels of golfers.

La Purisma Golf Course (47.4 miles)
Come see for yourself why Golf Digest tabbed La Purisima as the 33rd Toughest Golf Course in America and the third toughest in California. They even went as far as to acknowledge the name the locals have called La Purisima for years… La Piranha!

Hunter Ranch Golf Course (55.3 miles)
One of the finest, most beautiful golf courses in California. With no homes or big city congestion, just pristine fairways lined with century-old oak trees, lakes and natural grasses. Set atop a beautiful vista, and surrounded by California’s natural beauty.